A Southeast Kansas fire fighter is under observation after a medical emergency causes the truck he was driving to leave the roadway. 

Shortly after nine the morning Columbus Fire and Rescue was responding to a fire alarm.

The driver of the truck suffered a medical emergency causing him to pass out while driving. 

The truck traveled off the road and collided with a tree leaving the truck out of service. 

He was taken to a Joplin hospital and is under observation until doctors figure out the cause. 

Columbus Police Chief Jason Daniels says he hopes for a swift and full recovery as the Kansas Highway Patrol investigates the incident.